Gastrointestinal Issues and Complications, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323581509, 9780323581516

Gastrointestinal Issues and Complications, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Volume 30-1

1st Edition

Authors: Debra Sullivan Deborah Weatherspoon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323581509
eBook ISBN: 9780323581516
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 6th February 2018

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Table of Contents

Gastrointestinal Issues and Complications – Table of Contents

Preface: Gastrointestinal Issues and Complications

Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Autoimmune Diseases Requiring Critical Care

Nutrition Options in Critical Care Unit Patients

Mesenteric Ischemia

Clostridium difficile: More Challenging than Ever

Management of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed

Acute Diverticulitis Management

Educating Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit About Gastrointestinal Complications: Using an Algorithm Embedded into Simulation

Evidence-Based Practice in the Treatment for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in the Intensive Care Unit

Common Gastrointestinal Complications Associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS: An Overview

Gastrointestinal Motility Problems in Critically Ill Patients

Gastroesophageal Reflux in the Intensive Care Unit Patient

Adults with Liver Failure in the Intensive Care Unit: A Transplant Primer for Nurses

Escherichia coli Complications in Pediatric Critical Care

Gastrointestinal Traumatic Injuries: Gastrointestinal Perforation

Gastroesophageal Reflux: Regurgitation in the Infant Population


Gastrointestinal dysfunction or injury is common in the critical care patient either as a primary diagnosis or as secondary symptoms. Several studies confirm that up to 62% of critical care patients exhibit at least one GI symptom for at least one day. In addition, recent studies have shown that GI problems are related to negative outcomes in the critical care patient. The articles in this issue are current and relevant to critical care patients today: Autoimmune Disease of the Gut in the Critical Care Patient; Nutrition Options in CCU Patients; Mesenteric Ischemia; Management of C-Diff in Critical Care Setting; Management of Acute GI Bleed; Acute Diverticulitis Management; GI Patient Skills Training in the ICU: SOFA assessment and recognizing GI symptoms; EBP with probiotics in treatment for antibiotic associated diarrhea in the ICU; GI Problems in the ICU with Patients with HIV/AIDs; Complications of GI Motility/GI Failure in the Critically Ill Patient; Untreated Gastroesophageal Reflux Patients in the ICU; Liver Transplant; Ecoli Complications in Critical Care-Pediatrics; and GI Traumatic injuries: GI Perforation. Being knowledgeable and skillful in the recognition and care for these problems is paramount to the critical care nurse.


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About the Authors

Debra Sullivan

Debra Sullivan

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Health Sciences ,Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Deborah Weatherspoon

Deborah Weatherspoon

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Health Sciences Walden University, Minneapolis, MN